At the beginning of 2017, a common view among money managers and analysts was that the financial markets would not repeat their strong returns from 2016. Many cited the uncertain global economy, political turmoil in the US, implementation of Brexit, and other factors.
Volatility is something beyond our control. That is why we focus our energy on areas that we can control
A brief review of our asset classes over various time frames as of March 31, 2017.
Ever ridden in a car with worn-out shocks? Every bump is jarring, every corner is stomach churning, and every red light or sudden stop is an excuse to assume the brace position. Owning an undiversified portfolio triggers similar reactions.
2016 was full of surprises from Brexit to the election of Donald Trump. Yet despite the political volatility, global markets performed well over the last twelve months. Let’s take a look back at the year that was.